Windows 10: Clean install on SSD, how do I load other programs?

Discus and support Clean install on SSD, how do I load other programs? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I'm upgrading my Dell laptop to an SSD and rather than clone the HHD I'd rather do a clean install. (Current drive behaves odd at times, even with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by GreggF1, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. GreggF1 Win User

    Clean install on SSD, how do I load other programs?


    I'm upgrading my Dell laptop to an SSD and rather than clone the HHD I'd rather do a clean install. (Current drive behaves odd at times, even with updated Windows 10, even has a random admin account.) Is there a good way to see what's on the drive now so I can have an idea of what I want on the new one? What's the best way to get programs I use back onto the new drive? Thanks.

    :)
     
    GreggF1, Aug 10, 2019
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  2. Clean Install Workaround for Vista

    You may remember this news story on techPowerUp! a couple of days ago relating to the lack of clean installs when using the Upgrade Editions of Vista, which required an old OS to be installed. However, Paul Thurrott has managed to find a workaround for this issue, which ironically lets users do a clean install Vista without any previous version of Windows, albeit a little tedious. Here are the steps:
    • Boot from the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD as normal
    • When prompted for a product code, leave this blank
    • Select the version of Vista you have purchased and let Vista install
    • When you boot to your desktop for the first time, run the Vista setup from Windows
    • This time enter your product key
    • When asked whether you want to do an Upgrade of Custom install, select custom and choose a clean install
    • Windows will now install for a second time and you should be able to activate it
    Remember, these steps are only advised for use in order to achieve a clean install of Vista, it is only legal to use the upgrade editions if you have previously purchased the appropriate version of Windows.

    Source: DailyTech
     
    Jimmy 2004, Aug 10, 2019
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  3. Josh_922 Win User
    Win10 clean install on Samsung SSD 850 EVO

    BLUF: SSD is not listed ubder "Where do you want to install Windows?"

    Steps Complete:

    1. I've create a Win10 bootable install usb.

    2. I connect the new Samsung SSD 850 EVO via SATA.

    3. I reboot PC and verify SSD is seen by the motherboard/BIOS

    4. Begin Win10 install via usb.

    5. Get to "Where do you want to install Windows?" and the SSD is not listed

    Problems:

    1. Samsung does not offer a driver for the 850 on their website

    2. Cannot locate driver elsewhere

    Unsuccessful Mitigations Steps Attempt:

    A. Format & partition SSD via Windows Disk Management, then retried steps 1-5 above....same result

    B. Clone existing HHD onto SSD via "Image for Windows" by TeraByte, then verified SSD contents via Windows Explorer....similar result

    Can you please offer some advice on locating a driver for a Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB drive? Or an alternative method?

    Thank you
     
    Josh_922, Aug 10, 2019
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  4. rtwjunkie Win User

    Clean install on SSD, how do I load other programs?

    geforce experience takes an age to load..

    Well that's why I asked. Mine is on SSD and takes 11 seconds. Your list of games will not appear if it has not checkd for updated suggested settings for awhile until it checks.

    When it says it is refreshing the game list, it is checking, because NVIDIA periodically updates suggested settings. Plus it will look for those for new games you have installed.

    So, the less it is run, the slower it will be.
     
    rtwjunkie, Aug 10, 2019
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